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Muribwangi! How is everyone? I am back in Livingstone, after spending a few days at a place called Siansowa, at
Other than hatch crocodile eggs, I did lots of chilling out and I updated my travel diary, which I hadn’t written in for about two weeks. I went on a “sunset cruise”, but it was nothing like the cruise I did in Chobe (
I saw a hippo, which the “guide” (in quotation marks because he’s not very experienced) insisted was a rock. But two of us saw it move... and, needless to say, rocks don’t move on their own. Anyway, I had a tour of the crocodile farm as well, which was awesome. The crocodiles in the breeding dams were absolute monsters size-wise; I’ve never seen such big crocodiles so close! And I’ve never seen such big crocodiles moving so fast. The staff fed the crocodiles, and watching them eat was like watching dinosaurs eat dinner!
I was shown some hatchlings emerging from their eggs too. I was so taken by the hatchlings that I asked if I could help hatch them the next day. It was such a cool experience that I stayed an extra day. There is nothing like peeling back a shell and seeing something open its eyes for the very first time. It was quite special, and such a unique experience; one that I doubt many would be able to do anywhere else, which is why I stayed the extra day.
Last night a few of us stayed up to two o’clock in the morning. We watched the moon rise and shine over the water. Because the moon was full, it looked like the sun. But there was something different about it - it was white and glowing. It cast a light over water that was so still. I have seen some of the most beautiful things in
I went up to
Siansowa seemed like a secret corner of the world. People who worked there kept asking how I found out about the place. I guess it is a little bit out of the way. I enjoyed the drive, though. We went past a lot of villages.
I’m still unsure about how most locals feel about foreigners. Jason lived in
That’s all for now, I suppose! Now, I am back at the lovely Jollyboys Backpacker’s. I’m wondering if Mosi-O-Tunya (“the smoke that thunders”) National Park will be open tonight for the lunar rainbow; that would be cool to see. Tomorrow, I’ll try to do a few things that I wanted to do before I leave
Oh! And quickly; off topic, something I remembered about
Miss you all!